iPad’s are definitely this year’s hottest gifts. With features like; 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive, 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, Wi-Fi + 3G model, 1024-by-768-pixel resolution, 9.7-inch screen, it’s no wonder they are so popular, looks like they’ll do anything but take your single 70-year-old-denture-wearing uncle Henry out on a hot date.
And yes, you heard right. A free iPad. But you do realize there’s always a catch to these things, right? It’s not like Apple is handing them out to the first 3,000 people that buy their stock or anything.
After receiving a flyer from one of our local car dealerships that stated my 2000 Xterra could be worth $5,450, and that I may have won a brand new car with the winning number on my flyer, and that I would receive a free iPad with purchase, I wondered if that meant I could go into their dealership, buy an oil change, or maybe purchase something out of their vending machines and get a free iPad, and maybe even win a new car. (Well, it does say free iPad with purchase… Nowhere on that flyer does it say that I would have to purchase a car to get one. So doesn’t buying a candy bar count? That’s a purchase, right?). It also made me wonder who else was giving iPad’s away so freely. So I did a bit of research and here’s what I found:
Free iPad Offers
About 300 websites offering a free iPad for fullfilling thier sponsor’s offers. Here’s a few of them:
Free iPad – Proven Method to get a Free iPad! As seen on CNN, New … Another website that boasts free iPads for fulfilling thier sponsor’s offers, at www.freeipads.net/
How to get a free Laptop | free iPad | free iPod and much more -Get a free Laptop, free iPad, free iPod, free iPhone, free Xbox, free Wii, free PS3, free Camera, free PSP and many more free gadgets. freethegadgets.com/. Same as above, you’ve got to fulfill the sponsor’s offers.
Free iPad Giveaway – Find out how to get an Apple iPad for Free! This one you only have to participate and satisfy a total of 13 Sponsor Offers, such as: Netflix ,Blockbuster -BMG Music Service – Columbia House – Gevalia Coffee – Discover – Rising Star-Clear Revolution – Cosmetique – NY Times – Gmoney.net- Magazineburst.com – Advantage Language – Orchard Bank credit card – Trimday – Overnight Genius – Globe Juvenile Insurance – VideoProfessor – SeattleCoffeeDirect- Discover Miles Card – Vioderm Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Serum – Cheaptrips.com – 4Seasonswineclub – Roadloans car loan – ADT Home Security – at www. freeipadgear.com/
My Rewards Vault; This one only has 9 offers to fulfill; http://myrewardsvault.com/
Free iPad Offer Scams- Beware of the Personal Information Scam
“Those are just a few of the “sponsored offer” advertisements. A surefire sign that an iPad free giveaway is a scam is if they ask you to give any sort of payment information, or bank account information. Legit giveaways will never ask you for this kind of information – they want your contacts, not your money. And if you do give away any of your personal or financial information, then you’ll still receive your iPad – you’ll just pay for it, along with shipping and handling charges, taxes, and any extras that the scamming company decides to tack on, which you can be sure will be quite a bit.”
Facebook Free iPad Scams
It could also be a scam such as the Facebook free iPad scams happening all over Facebook. Read about how the scams work at Naked Security here. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/03/01/free-facebook-ipad-betatest-offer-scam/
After reading all of that, it’s made me feel pretty bold, and everyone seems to be getting a free iPad, so why can’t I? I may just try going down to my local dealership with that flyer and see if I can get myself a free iPad by purchasing a Snickers out of thier vending machine, and then throwing a fit scaring away all their customers until they hand over the free iPad…hey, it’s only fair, right?
Naked Security; http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/03/01/free-facebook-ipad-betatest-offer-scam/
My Rewards Vault;